Happy New Year! Here’s what’s coming up in January for MBR:

We’re continuing our fundraising for Head Start. We’re coordinating a fundraising drive for books, and we’re almost halfway to the $5,000 match goal. You can help by making a contribution here.

January 15-19: Members will have the chance to vote on our president-elect (president term starting June 2022). Watch your email for the invitation to vote. Don’t forget — the deadline for this cycle of grant applications for the MBR Foundation is Feb. 1.

We’ve got several interesting speakers scheduled for this month: M. Charito Kruvant, Chairperson of the Board and co-founder of Creative Associates International (Jan. 7); Senan Ebrahim, Founder & Chair, Hikma Health (Jan. 21); Alex Nyerges, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Jan. 28).

Our January 14 meeting will feature updates from all of our committees. All members are encouraged to join any committees that interest them. Also, look for an Interest & Skills Inventory from the Service Committee.

Many of us are craving in-person social interaction with Club members! Plans are underway for a socially-distanced social event around an outdoor firepit. Keep an eye on your email for more details.

We’re viewing and discussing four classic films for Rotary at the Movies: Magnificent Seven (Jan. 4); Le Notti di Cabiria (Jan. 11); Wild Strawberries (Jan. 18); and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Jan. 25).

Travel Tales will gather (virtually) on Jan. 7 for the Holiday edition.

Happy January!